Freeport The Garden of the Groves Excursion Reviews

Featuring lush flowering gardens brimming with orchids, ferns, duck ponds and waterfalls, Freeport’s Garden of the Groves is a natural 12-acre playground.
This was very beautiful and the bus driver (Jason) and tour guide (Katrina) were very informative.
This was very beautiful and the bus driver (Jason) and tour guide (Katrina) were very informative. It was sad to see all the damage Freeport is still suffering with since 2004.
This was very beautiful and the bus driver (Jason) and tour guide (Katrina) were very informative. It was sad to see all the damage Freeport is still suffering with since 2004. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Gardens were cool, lots of scenic walks and views.
Gardens were cool, lots of scenic walks and views. Plus a place to grab a drink and food too.
Gardens were cool, lots of scenic walks and views. Plus a place to grab a drink and food too. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
EXCELLENT botanical gardens, you will enjoy this excursion, but the take you to a shopping center, ...
EXCELLENT botanical gardens, you will enjoy this excursion, but the take you to a shopping center, which had overprices food / restaurants. Don't even bother to get the conch seafood, its rubbery
EXCELLENT botanical gardens, you will enjoy this excursion, but the take you to a shopping center, which had overprices food / restaurants. Don't even bother to get the conch seafood, its rubbery Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The garden was amazing.
The garden was amazing. Had fresh young coconut. Getting there was depressing seeing slum areas next to wealthy areas.
The garden was amazing. Had fresh young coconut. Getting there was depressing seeing slum areas next to wealthy areas. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beautiful.
Beautiful. Easy walk, pushed mom in a wheelchair, couldn't make it to the chapel due to stairs but able to do the rest. A few eager vendors selling their art and junk.
Beautiful. Easy walk, pushed mom in a wheelchair, couldn't make it to the chapel due to stairs but able to do the rest. A few eager vendors selling their art and junk. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great getaway from the ship.
Great getaway from the ship. Informative tour guide and bus driver. Comfortable bus ride and clean. Clean restrooms at gardens, they also had a nice small restaurant. Gave great info about the Neem tree and what the oils and leaves do ... Read More
Great getaway from the ship. Informative tour guide and bus driver. Comfortable bus ride and clean. Clean restrooms at gardens, they also had a nice small restaurant. Gave great info about the Neem tree and what the oils and leaves do but tried to sell this product for an exaggerated price. Available on Amazon and Walmart! for one fourth the cost. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great tour, good guide on the bus and at the gardens.
Great tour, good guide on the bus and at the gardens.
Great tour, good guide on the bus and at the gardens. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful tropical shady gardens with waterfalls, ponds, birds, turtles.
Beautiful tropical shady gardens with waterfalls, ponds, birds, turtles. Ideal for a hot Bahamian day
Beautiful tropical shady gardens with waterfalls, ponds, birds, turtles. Ideal for a hot Bahamian day Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
A very enjoyable tour especially with my spouse in a wheelchair.
A very enjoyable tour especially with my spouse in a wheelchair. The presentation at the stop was very informative. Our driver, "King David" did a great job presenting his island to we "outsiders". Spent a little ... Read More
A very enjoyable tour especially with my spouse in a wheelchair. The presentation at the stop was very informative. Our driver, "King David" did a great job presenting his island to we "outsiders". Spent a little time at the shopping area and everyone was friendly and not pushy. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The Garden of the Groves is a slice of heaven.
The Garden of the Groves is a slice of heaven. The bus ride to the garden and to the shopping area were very informative.
The Garden of the Groves is a slice of heaven. The bus ride to the garden and to the shopping area were very informative. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
At the Freeport stop, I paid $50 to go the botanical gardens.
At the Freeport stop, I paid $50 to go the botanical gardens. If I had not paid to see the gardens, I would have been stuck at a port surrounded by a wire fence that consisted of a bar, several souvenir shacks, and a few hot dog stands ... Read More
At the Freeport stop, I paid $50 to go the botanical gardens. If I had not paid to see the gardens, I would have been stuck at a port surrounded by a wire fence that consisted of a bar, several souvenir shacks, and a few hot dog stands that served island food. The gardens had 3 man made waterfalls, a little more exciting than what you see in your neighborhood at home. It had a concrete mural maze. The gardens also had a small 30 people size chapel and several beautiful trees and plants reminiscent of the Angel Tree in Charleston. Lastly, the gardens had a few souvenir shops and a small lunch café next to the pond and waterfalls. Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Garden of the Groves was beautiful and we had a knowledgable tour guide.
Garden of the Groves was beautiful and we had a knowledgable tour guide. Only problem was we did not stay very long to have a good look around.
Garden of the Groves was beautiful and we had a knowledgable tour guide. Only problem was we did not stay very long to have a good look around. Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tour guide was very detailed and the garden was really nice.
Tour guide was very detailed and the garden was really nice. Tour lasted a total of 5 hours including transportation and the shopping stop. If I were to go again though I think I'd choose something more adventurous like the caves or ... Read More
Tour guide was very detailed and the garden was really nice. Tour lasted a total of 5 hours including transportation and the shopping stop. If I were to go again though I think I'd choose something more adventurous like the caves or snorkeling. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
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The Garden was very lovely with lots of native plants and animals to see.
The Garden was very lovely with lots of native plants and animals to see. The weather was very hot that day, though, and so the tour wasn't as enjoyable to us as it would have been had it been cooler. Our tour guide, Kevin, was very ... Read More
The Garden was very lovely with lots of native plants and animals to see. The weather was very hot that day, though, and so the tour wasn't as enjoyable to us as it would have been had it been cooler. Our tour guide, Kevin, was very knowledgeable and the trip around the island was enjoyable on the air conditioned bus. After the tour, we went shopping for a short time at Port Lucaya. I picked up a fresh water pearl necklace and bracelet in one of the shops. The stay in Freeport was very short, only a few hours, which was adequate, as there isn't much in Freeport to keep one occupied for an extended amount of time. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was not worth the money or time that it took to take it!
It was not worth the money or time that it took to take it! The bus driver was very nice and friendly and pointed out all the places as we went along the road -- from the shut down places to gas stations! When we arrived at the Garden we ... Read More
It was not worth the money or time that it took to take it! The bus driver was very nice and friendly and pointed out all the places as we went along the road -- from the shut down places to gas stations! When we arrived at the Garden we had a tour guide and she didn't stop talking as she went around the garden -- we could have very easily done the garden tour on our own in a much shorter time than the 45 minutes that we took with the guide. We then had just over an hour to wander around the garden on our own. The next stop was a shopping place that we had over an hour to visit. Way too much time was spent ambling about doing nothing, especially when the weather is cold outside! Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
DH was diving so I needed something to do on my own.
DH was diving so I needed something to do on my own. I enjoyed Garden of the Groves - it is a lovely garden, not too large. Our guide was Marilyn, a delightful woman, very proud of the garden and she should be, it was beautiful. My only ... Read More
DH was diving so I needed something to do on my own. I enjoyed Garden of the Groves - it is a lovely garden, not too large. Our guide was Marilyn, a delightful woman, very proud of the garden and she should be, it was beautiful. My only complaint was the "shopping" afterwards. Now I love to shop, but an hour at Port Lucayane was not fun - it was hot, same old stuff you see all over the Bahamas, etc. I would have prefered to return to ship. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This is a peaceful tour.
This is a peaceful tour. The Gardens are romantic and serene. If you are looking for a relaxing excursion this is for you
This is a peaceful tour. The Gardens are romantic and serene. If you are looking for a relaxing excursion this is for you Read Less
Sail Date May 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was a nice bus tour of Freeport heading to the gardens.
It was a nice bus tour of Freeport heading to the gardens. The tour guide at the gardens was great and then we had time to explore on our own. The bus takes you back to the straw market and then to the ship.
It was a nice bus tour of Freeport heading to the gardens. The tour guide at the gardens was great and then we had time to explore on our own. The bus takes you back to the straw market and then to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line